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OS Map 1886 - Abbots Chair, Huntingdonshire

Stone Chair Cottages (Hursting Stone), Old Ramsey Road

History of the Hurstingstone

This is the original site of the Hurstingstone where monks stopped to rest when travelling between Ramsey Abbey and St Ives’ priory. I was also called dthe Abbot’s Chair because of its shape.

Hurtstingstone was one of the hundreds of Huntingdonshire and as mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.

The Hursting Stone resembles the shape of a chair and it is also known as the Abbot’s Chair. It is possible that the Hursting Stone was used as a plinth for a stone cross around the 12th century when such crosses were commonly erected at boundaries. The stone has been moved and is now at the Norris Museum in St Ives.


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